Taking Care of Your Breast Health – Renée Zellweger

The life lesson: the better care you take of your breast health, the better equipped you’ll be to face breast cancer. The successful woman: Renée Zellweger. “[Every woman] should put breast exams on a list of things you deserve to do,” says the Academy award-winning actress Zellweger. “You deserve to have a mammogram every year after a certain stage of life.” Here’s how Renée Zellweger coped with a breast cancer scare, and how to take care of your own breast health. Being proactive and responsible not only gives

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Secret Strategies for Web Content Writing From an SEO Writer

Web content writing isn’t easy, even with these “secret strategies” from a professional SEO writer. If you’re an SEO writer – or you want to write search engine optimized articles – don’t miss this job description and career tips. “You can’t use the same writing styles for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and novels; each writing style is distinct,” says Mia Carter, professional blogger, web writer,  and Suite101 editor. “Yet a majority of new bloggers and web writers erroneously believe that they’ll find success

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Insurance Education – Teaching Adjusters How to Do Their Jobs

Working in insurance education involves teaching adjusters how to do their jobs: liability claims, insurance reports, etc. This insurance educator shares career tips for insurance education, as well as the best and worst parts of working in the insurance industry. Continuing education insurance instructors do more than teach insurance – they write novels, too! Insurance doesn’t have to be dull or dry…in fact, many insurance educators love their jobs. “People are often surprised by the fact that I like insurance so much,”

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10 Life Lessons From Thelma and Louise

These life lessons from Thelma and Louise movie – staring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon – include trusting your gut and picking your battles. Thelma and Louise are strong women in history – even though they’re fictional characters – and the movie is bubbling over with ways to “See Jane Soar.”  “My husband wasn’t sweet to me,” said Thelma to the cop as she put him into the trunk of his own police cruiser. “And look how I turned out.” Geena Davis played Thelma

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What Halloween Costumes Reveal About Personality Traits

What do Halloween costumes reveal about personality traits? If you look behind the “trick or treat” mask of these Halloween costumes for women and men, you can see right into people’s thoughts, dreams, and personality! In fact, what your Halloween mask reveals could be more important than what it hides. If you could dress up as anything you want for Halloween this year, what would it be? An Egyptian Queen, glamorous gangster woman, a blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe

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How to Live Your Best Life – Oprah Winfrey

“Live your best life” is Oprah Winfrey’s mantra – but what does it mean? These tips on how to live your best life aren’t directly from Oprah; they’re inspired by her words and life. She’s one of the most strong, successful, powerful women in history and we can learn so much from her — whether we watch her TV show or not! “For every one of us who succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out,” says Oprah.

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Overcoming an Unexpected Relationship Breakup – Eleanor Roosevelt

The end of a relationship is especially difficult to overcome when you don’t know for sure why it ended! These ways to overcome an unexpected relationship breakup are based on a reader’s question on 10 Tips for Surviving a Breakup. These tips aren’t just for the end of romantic relationships – they include the end of friendships, too. Here’s what Eleanor Roosevelt said about friendship: “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”

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Making Envy Work for You – Helen Gurley Brown

The life lesson: not only can you make envy work for you — it can improve your life! The successful woman: Helen Gurley Brown – a woman envied by men and women alike. Here’s what Gurley Brown says about envy: “Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.” Few women are born successful, fulfilled, happy, and living the life of their dreams. To make envy work for you (instead of draining your energy and

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Anne Lamott – Limping After Loss

After You Lose Someone You Love, You Walk With a Limp Anne Lamott wrote an article for O magazine, about losing someone you can’t live without. She compared it to a broken leg: you heal, but you’ll always walk with a limp. I found this passage when researching Madonna for See Jane Soar. Here’s what Oprah said to Madonna during an interview: “A few months back, Anne Lamott wrote a piece for my magazine about being 49. I’ll read

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What is a Funeral Director’s Job? Careers in Funeral Services

A funeral director’s job involves helping people plan funeral services with compassion and empathy.  In this career profile, a funeral director describes the challenges and rewards of working in a funeral home, and offers career tips for people interested in this caring profession. Sherry Varkel, an Ontario licensed funeral director since 1997, says that people are often surprised by the personalities of people in her field. “We all have good and positive attitudes,” she says.  They need to in order

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